STARBUCKS may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but last week the company proved its community side by sprucing up a primary school.
Volunteers from the global chain, recently making headlines over its tax affairs, joined volunteers from Oasis UK and students from Oasis Academy Coulsdon to help spruce up the gardens and build an outdoor stage at Oasis Academy Byron, in St David's, Coulsdon.
It marked the company's third annual 'Global Month of Service,' which last year saw 230,000 hours of community service undertaken worldwide in the month, the firm said.
A spokesman added: "The aim of this project [at Byron] is to assist in making improvements to the school's surrounding area so that the children can learn each day in a more inspiring, fun, and creative environment.
"Our partners' connection to and involvement in the neighbourhoods we serve has always been a company tradition."